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8 Virtual Desktop Managers for Windows

June 4th, 2009 | by admin |

CubeDesktop

Concept of virutal desktop manager is not new for the users of linux coz linux has introduced virtual desktop before some years.But unfortunately virtual desktop is still not avialable in windows vista.By using the softwares available to download for free we can use virtual desktop in windows.

What is Virtual Desktop ?

In computing, a virtual desktop is a term used with respect to user interfaces, usually within the WIMP paradigm, to describe ways in which the size of a computer’s desktop environment is expanded beyond the physical limits of the screen’s real state through the use of software.

List of 10 virtual desktop managers for windows is given below.

1) cubedesktop

I have used some softwares for virtual desktop but cubedesktop is the software which really inspired me.It has got 6 virtual desktops.Effects of cubedesktop are really awesome.

CubeDesktop™ helps you to reduce clutter and better organize your windowed applications by providing up to six virtual desktops which you can manage using innovative 2D and 3D effects.

2) Dexpot

Dexpot 1.4 turns your monitor into up to 20. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows on Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista (incl. x64).

3) VirtuaWin

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.

4) Virtual Dimension

Virtual Dimension: a free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. The main goal of this open-source project is indeed to enhance the Microsoft “Window Manager” up to the level of usual Unix Window Manager, by providing virtual desktops, as well as some additional features, like always on top, window shading

5) Vista/XP Virtual Desktops

One of Vista’s most talked-about new features is the Desktop Window Manager (DWM). A new set of thumbnail API’s can be used to access thumbnails of open windows. This virtual desktop program takes advantage of this new API and uses some tricks of its own to provide a powerful virtual desktop manager with a full screen thumbnail based preview. You can have as many desktops as you want and can seamlessly switch between them.

But wait! What if you still are using XP? Don’t worry, Vista/XP Virtual Desktops provides support for XP as well, although window previews are not live since XP doesn’t have DWM.

6) Desk

Desk is a virtual desktop manager which will create up to 9 virtual desktops allowing you to have different windows open on each of them. The virtual desktop manager window has a skinnable interface and allows you to switch from one virtual desktop to another with a single mouse click.

7) AltDesk

You can surf the Internet, listen to the music and chat with your friends at once, but the more tasks you launch, the harder it becomes to manage them. That’s when you might start thinking of getting the second monitor. AltDesk gives you a better choice. It creates several Virtual Desktops you can easily switch. Switching from an office application to your favorite Internet browser can be done in a blink of an eye without maximizing and minimizing numerous windows manually or switching them with the Taskbar. With AltDesk you can create as many Virtual Desktops as you want and switch them with ease. You don’t even need to remember, where you’ve put a certain application’s window as its icon is displayed by AltDesk. You can also easily swap tasks between Desktops, using Drag and Drop.

8) GoScreen

Single solution that works everywhere – from Windows 95 to Vista, from an ultra-powerful desktop PC with multiple monitors to a smallest tablet PC – goScreen is extremely configurable and reliable  multiple desktop software tool.
Make it big, or make it small; choose your favorite user interfaces, or use them all; define your own keyboard or mouse shortcuts to goScreen commands, or use only your finger; manage all monitors at once, or each monitor separately; define attributes of each virtual desktop separately; define your own application and layout management rules – possibilities are endless.


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    One Response to “8 Virtual Desktop Managers for Windows”

  1. By BoPoHa on Jun 5, 2009 | Reply

    9) Actual Virtual Desktops (http://www.actualtools.com/virtualdesktops/)

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